Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 10 of 100 - Oklahoma!

We woke Tuesday morning to dark gray clouds coming in over the mountains. Since packing up a wet campsite is...most unpleasant...we worked furiously to get everything organized, broken down, and shoved into the vehicles before the rain arrived. As soon as the last items were stowed away and we left to make one last walk up to the bathroom, the first raindrops fell. An extra prayer went up for that timing.

K was offered a chance to go off with Grandma and Grandad for the week. Hummnn, a week of hanging out with Dad without specific plans or a week of spoiling by doting grandparents and adoring extended family? She chose the grandparents. We spoke to her and found out they've already eaten at Cracker Barrel and Denny's, gone to visit her great-grandmother, they were going to see Toy Story 3, my aunt is coming to see her tonight, and they're going out tomorrow to visit my sister and her boys. Yep, she's having fun.

We arrived at our friends' house at lunchtime and we've had a fabulous visit so far. L and her friend from her orphanage have been acting like best friends since we walked in the door. They are so very cute together and it's just awesome and humbling to see them together again. After all, they've known each other far longer than they've known us. They were old enough before the adoption to really know each other even if they don't remember it. Maybe they remember enough of a connection to just immediately decide they are best friends. They've spent most of their time playing together in the girls' bedroom and we've hardly seen them.

Have I mentioned how much I love these friends? They are so very gracious and fun to hang out with. I'm looking forward to this visit!

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